Sewage ejector pumps are used when a home’s main sewer line is below the level of the city sewer. This means that gravity alone cannot help your sewage flow from your home into the municipal line—you need a sewage ejector!
In addition to moving waste rapidly from your home, ejector pumps do some waste processing as well. This helps ensure your waste keeps flowing and doesn’t introduce unprocessed waste into the city’s system. However, this also means that you have to pay special attention to what you flush down the toilet, to ensure it doesn’t cause problems for your pump.
For more information about sewage ejector pumps, call R.V. Carey’s Plumbing & Heating now at 301-424-8899. Our professional plumbers provide high-quality consultation and service.
Installing a Sewage Ejector Pump
Ejector pumps are most often used in finished basements, where the main sewer line runs through the ceiling. To install the pump, a technician must dig a hole for the pump basin, run pipes and electricity to the pump, and then run piping from the pump to the home’s main sewer line. Although this process is involved, it is often necessary. If properly maintained, ejector pumps can last for many years.
Problems with Sewage Ejector Pumps
Any plumber will tell you that the most common problem with sewage ejector pumps is jamming due to foreign objects. Since the pump also chops up the waste, it is vulnerable to damage from things that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet. These include paper towels, q-tips, and dental floss, but also “flushable” wipes, which the Washington Post reported are not so flushable.
When the ejector pump’s blade can’t work through a piece of debris, it can jam and stop functioning. This can lead to a backup of waste, which in turn could cause the pump basin to overflow. And you can imagine how an overflowing sewage basin might have a negative impact on your finished basement’s ambience.
Sewage Ejector Pump Maintenance
It’s important to have a professional regularly inspect and service your sewage ejector pump. This small annual expense can save you significant money and stress down the line, as it will help prevent a backed-up sewer line or other messy problems. When dealing with sewage, “better safe than sorry” is often the best policy.
Although some problems with sewage ejector systems are obvious to any observer, many require a professional inspection. These small issues can lead to bigger ones if left uncorrected, so it’s important to have a licensed plumber take a look.
Ejector Pumps in DC, MD, VA
If you’re looking to install a sewage ejector pump in a new home or finished basement, or need service for your existing pump, contact R.V. Carey’s Plumbing & Heating now today at 301-424-8899. Our team of friendly and professional plumbers provide great service at a price you can afford.
Why call R.V. Carey’s for ejector pump services?
Fast and Friendly Service
When you call for a plumber, you’re looking for more than plumbing services—you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing the plumber you hired is trustworthy and polite. In addition to being background checked and drug tested, all of the technicians at R.V. Carey’s are friendly and courteous and can answer any questions you may have regarding your plumbing system.
Time and Materials
Many plumbers charge a flat rate for each job, regardless of how long it takes. We prefer to charge based on time and materials—here’s why. First, no two plumbing jobs are the same. Even a seemingly simple leak repair can vastly differ from another leak repair! Since a job may take longer for one person than another, a flat fee may lead you to overpay for your service. Next, we feel we can provide a better service by encouraging our technicians to work carefully instead of rushing between jobs. By charging time and materials, we’re able to ensure that you get the highest quality of service possible while still sticking to your budget.
We wouldn’t exist without the generous support of the people in our community. So to show our gratitude, we like to give back what we can, whenever we can! We support a number of local and national organizations, including:
- The Disabled and Handicapped Workshop
- Montgomery County Career Firefighters Association
- Montgomery General Hospital
- Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
- Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The R.V. Carey’s Promise
- All plumbers are well trained and educated to provide customers with honest and respectful support.
- Our level of experience ensures our ability to complete a job in a timely manner, thus saving the customer money.
- There is a senior citizens discount available.
- Our servicemen average over 15 years’ experience.
- We are able to provide additional plumbing support through the use of camera, jet machine, and backhoe equipment.
- We provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week support through emergency on-call service.
If you need ejector pump services in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC, call 301-424-8899 or click here!